Trus’me

Think 90s Detroit Techno mixed with disco, acid house, 70s soul and you have Trus’me. He’s headquartered in the UK and his last EP (2009) In The Red includes collaborations with Dam Funk, Amp Fiddler, Paul Randolph, and Pirahnahead. I’ve personally been listening to lots of early house lately and I think it’s gonna make a serious comeback in 2011, kind of what Nu Disco was to 2009-2010.

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Boney M. (((R.I.P.)))

German disco slayers Boney M was the brain child of song writer Franz Reuther. ‘Ma Baker’ was a single off their 1976 studio album ‘Love For Sale’ which also spawned another hit in the single ‘Belfast’. This is a must for any disco lover, wait scratch that, this is a must for any MUSIC lover. Period. Thanks Brody for forever expanding my musical horizons. So gangster!

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The Concretes

 

Here’s a little something for those of you who didn’t realize The Concretes came out with a new album last month. WYWH was released on November 8th off of Friendly Fire Recordings. Lisa Milberg and Maria Eriksson (who took over for Victoria Bergsman) sound wonderful and really show that The Concretes can in fact live on without their original leading lady. Victoria now fronts Taken By Trees which is a great move for her but an unmistakable loss for The Concretes’ 8 piece mini orchestra. The new album has a few good tracks perfect for sunsets or sappy moments, something about it reminds me of obscure 80s Rock diva ballads.

You decide:

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Grab a Blackbird Blackbird Concretes remix here

New Metronomy Track

I’m beyond excited for Metronomy‘s new album “The English Riviera” due for release April 2011. For now we get to enjoy their brand spankin’ new track She Wants. Metronomy is definitely one of my top favorite newer bands. They’re a 3 piece (sometimes 4 piece) from London off of Because Music. You might remember them from their previous albums Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe) and Nights Out. I can’t wait till April to give you guys the whole run down.

Until then…

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More of The Jameses

My favorite Psych/Garage band out of Florida (a hair above Jacuzzi Boys), The Jameses are back with another amazing track.  Fifth Dimension, the B-side off their new Caribou 7″ is a melodic dance-inducing track that serves as the perfect follow-up to their previous releases, Haunted Rider and Rat People.  This stuff is just so fun for me.  Offering a serious break from the shoe-gazey noise, The Jameses continue producing a signature upbeat surf influenced guitar rock with just the right amount of pop appeal. Additionally, watching them perform live at The Vagabond a few months ago proved to me their stage-worthy chops.

Download:

The Jameses- Fifth Dimension

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Check out our first post on The Jameses HERE

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Small Pyramids

 

So I got these tracks in the mail a little while back and right away my ears stood up. I responded to the sender for more background info but got no reply! Com’on now, if I ask for something it’s because I’m interested. Anywaaays what I found out through a little  research is that the tracks came from the man himself Zach Hunsaker aka Small Pyramids. He resides in Los Angeles and loves cutting old Funk and Disco records resulting in what you hear below. If this guys work continues and sounds anything like his Another Way To Feel E.P. then you will hear from him again. In laymen’s terms, I can dig it!

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Lone

Here is a sound I have been longing for for a while now. Not much info going around about Lone a UK producer that has taken classic house stylings and made it his own, fuzzy vinyl static included! Here is a taste of some stellar tracks off of, Emerald Fantasy Tracks, Lone’s first album. Surely, this won’t be the last time we hear from him. I hope you obsess.

Purchase ‘Emerald Fantasy Tracks’ here.

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Chad Valley

I discovered Oxford, England native Hugo Manuel aka Chad Valley through Service’s “brothers-in-sprit” label, Cascine. The same label that good friends of Team Rojas, Selebrities, are signed to (look out for our remix of “We’ve Been Foolish” in early 2011).  First thing that comes to mind when listening to these tracks is the soulful layering and use of  R&B-esque high-pitched vocal samples (a la Junior Boys’s debut release, “Last Exit”) cemented between melodic harmonies touching a familiar Balearic vein.  His vocals are mixed with an odd spacey vocoder, but he never gets too distant.  What distinguishes him from most of the current “chill-wave” riders is the subtlety and nuances from his original production, rather than the constant sampling the other guys do blended between minimal original composition.  For a dude who lives in a sort of dreary clime, he sure sounds like he belongs in a tropical paradise or Ibiza.  Hoping a forth-coming full-length is as solid as his debut EP.

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Miracles Club

It’s probably the perfect week to post about a band called Miracles Club given the holidays and all. The three-piece act from Portland, Oregon has kept a steady smile on my face since their recent EP release last month off of Mexican Summer. When I first heard them I thought I had stumbled on a vinyl rip but I was wrong oh so wrong.

“Miracles Club is the brainchild of Rafael Fauria & Honey Owens (Valet, Nudge, Jackie-O Motherfucker). In yet another left turn from the inherent psychedelia of those projects, this new EP presents four excessively blissful, thumpety piano-led acid house time machine numbers, reminiscent of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, the Hacienda, late-period Factory Records, big pants, Soul II Soul, shopping at the Gap, Coogi sweaters, Stu-Stu-Studio Line hair gel and mousse, Lisa Stanisfield’s spitcurl … you get it, right? Owens is assisted here by Mark Burden (Silentist) and Jonathan Sielaff (Golden Retriever), and there’s a dancer in the mix for live performances too. So cool, confident and energetic, you can relive the glory days of clubbing and that awesome, fruity smell that cassette tapes you bought (or racked!) at the mall record store had when you first took off the cellophane.”

P.S. I also love that they used a Keith Haring piece for their album art and I’m happy Acid House is making a comeback.

Check it:

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